NASA Program Scientists

NASA Headquarters, Washington, DC, USA
Deadline: Feb 2, 2018

NASA is looking for experienced scientists to join the staff as Program Scientists in the Astrophysics, Earth Science, Heliophysics, and Planetary Science divisions of the Science Mission Directorate at NASA Headquarters, Washington, DC.  
 
A program scientist:
 
Performs a range of scientific program planning duties. Takes responsibility for the science content of flight mission programs or projects to carry out Science Mission Directorate (SMD) investigations. Develops, reviews, and provides recommendations for proposed program requirements, expected results, and budgetary estimates. Establishes methods and procedures to reduce program costs. Provides expert advice to management on strategic planning and program development. Presents issues and proposes solutions to NASA senior management.
 
Manages research elements within a broad Research and Analysis (R&A) Program. Develops solicitations and evaluate research proposals. Initiates and monitors research contracts, grants, and cooperative agreements. Provides technical decisions, advice, and consultations affecting the planning, management, coordination, and critical problems related to safety, costs, and economics of Division Programs. Provides advice on measurement and instrumentation related to space science investigations. Establishes validity criteria for studies.
 
Represents scientific disciplines to NASA senior management and serves as an advocate for the communities’ scientific interest.
 
These positions are being filled at the GS/14-15 level (salary range $112,021 – $161,900).
 
Applications will be accepted only through USAJobs.gov.
 
Schedule: Open January 2, 2018, to February 2, 2018.
 
For current Federal employees:
            NASA Announcement Number HQ18C0015
 
For US citizens and US nationals:
            NASA Announcement Number HQ18D0004
 
Interested scientists should familiarize themselves with USAJobs.gov and develop their resume and application within the USAJobs.gov system
 
To apply, see http://www.USAJobs.gov​ .